Welcome to the DuPage Birding Club!
Founded in 1985, the DuPage Birding Club is nationally known as one of the largest and most active birding groups in Illinois. Our mission is to promote birding among our 250+ members and the general public through education and field experiences that take advantage of the various habitats in DuPage County, the greater Chicago area, and other regional hotspots.
See full list with details on the Field Trips page.
Newly Elected 2020 Board
Recording Secretary—Andi Duffy
Corresponding Secretary—Diann Bilderback
Christmas Bird Count:
Among the joys of the holiday season we surely count the annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC). Count day 2019 is December 14 for the Fermilab Circle, which the DuPage Birding Club actively hosts. Typically, 100+ birders fan out across the county to count every single bird sighted for input to this long-standing Citizen Science project. Compiler Jeff Chapman (firstname.lastname@example.org) will reach out to past participants to assign this year’s teams. If you’d like to join the fun, contact Jeff. Not to worry if you are new to the CBC or don’t consider yourself an expert birder. Newcomers will be assigned to a team where everyone can contribute and enjoy the day.
2019 Auction Night a smashing success!
The DBC Biennial Auction Night October 10 was a smashing success. We had a stellar lineup of 60+ items, including two scopes, a pair of bins, fantastic artwork, beautiful handmade bird boxes, cool gift baskets, exciting field adventures, and so much more. The local businesses, publications, and birding community donors came through this year again, and a great many items were donated by our members, which makes them even more special. The Birding Bazaar of gently used items was once again popular and let everyone go home with a found treasure in tow.
The auction proceeds and dues fund DBC business operations, including speakers, grants and donations, outreach, and other programs. A big shoutout to our volunteers—all 21 of them—and to our generous bidders for making our major fundraiser a night to remember.